Arsene Wenger confirms injury boost ahead of Bayern Munich Clash

By on October 19, 2015

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Arsene Wenger has confirmed Gabriel Paulista will return to the squad to face Bayern Munich tomorrow night.

The Brazilian international was a surprise absentee during our 3-0 victory over Watford on Saturday evening after initially being ruled out with illness.

It was then reported just before kick off that Gabriel had in fact undergone a minor operation on an unspecified problem, but Arsene insisted after the game it was nothing serious.

The boss has now been speaking at his pre-match press conference today and told reporters that Gabriel is fit and available to face Bayern at the Emirates on Tuesday night.

It will be a big boost to have him back in the squad and I’d actually start Gabriel alongside Koscielny at the back, but have a feeling Arsene will stick with Mertesacker.

We didn’t pick up any fresh injuries at Vicarage Road so I wouldn’t be surprised if the boss stuck with the same line-up that led us to a 3-0 win – although Giroud may come in for Walcott up front after coming off the bench to score against the Hornets.

Here’s what Arsene told Arsenal.com:

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